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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Garretstown, Ireland

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Garretstown...

Garretstown is a surf spot in Ireland. The water temperature around Garretstown changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 9.1°C (48.4°F) in January up to 17.2°C (62.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Garretstown is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at Garretstown?

The current water temperature in the month of April at Garretstown is approximately:
9°C (49°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Garretstown. The nearest one is Inchydoney, which is just 12.7km (7.9miles) away from Garretstown. Click here for more information on Inchydoney and its water temperature. Another surfspot near Garretstown is Longstrand, which is roughly 17.5km (10.9miles) away.

Are there nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are a few gorgeous beaches near to Garretstown. The nearest one is Garrylucas, which is 0.3km (0.2miles) away from Garretstown. Another gorgeous beach near Garretstown is Cappagh Pier, which is 4.9km (3.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Garretstown?

The water temperature at Garretstown is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Garretstown. Nevertheless, during winter, sea temperatures come down to 9°C (48°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Garretstown?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 9 to 14°C (48-57°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when water temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Garretstown: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Garretstown...

Do you know what the the city Schobull in Germany, the geo Panikkar Seamount , and the city Ben Lomond in United States have in common with Garretstown? Click on the links to find out...